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Military power of India and France

Country: India France
Capital: New Delhi Paris
Population: 1 276 267 000 67 013 000
Area: 3 287 590 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 110–120 warheads 300 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,9 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 140 000 203 000
Reserve personnel: 1 155 000 68 000
Available for military: 319 129 420 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 426 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 681 6 352
Total artillery: 5 067 448
Self-propelled artillery: 290 330
Rocket artillery: 292 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 2 216 1 076
Fighter aircraft: 323 38
Multirole aircraf: 329 150
Attack aircraft: 220 89
Helicopters: 725 512

Navy

Total naval: 214 109
Aircraftcarriers: 2 4
Destroyers: 11 10
Frigates: 15 11
Corvettes: 24 0
Submarines: 15 10

Military service

India

16-18 years of age for voluntary military service (Army 17 1/2, Air Force 17, Navy 16 1/2); no conscription; women may join as officers, but for noncombat roles only.

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.